Seattle hearing on Steller sea lion recovery



SEATTLE (AP) — The U.S. House Natural Resources Committee is holding a hearing in Seattle Monday on the recovery of the Steller sea lion in Alaska waters.

The committee headed by Washington Congressman Doc Hasting and including Alaska Congressman Don Young is looking at whether science supports cod and mackerel fishery restrictions in the Bering Sea and Gulf of Alaska.

The Steller sea lion has been on the Endangered Species List since 1990.